Danielle Williams 100m Hurdles
Danielle Williams 100m Hurdles

KINGSTON — Danielle Williams qualified with the fastest time from the women’s 100m hurdles semi-finals on the fourth a final day of the 2018 Jamaica National Senior and Junior Championships on Sunday.

Williams of TRS easily won the first semi-final heat with a time of 12.68 seconds, easing up as she crosses the finishing line.

The 2015 IAAF World Championships gold medal winner dragged Yanique Thompson of Sprintec with her into tonight’s final.

Thompson, the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist this past April, clocked 12.74 for second place, while Shermaine Williams, the sister of Danielle, was third in 13.12 and Oweneika Watson of Adams State took fourth in 13.47.

All four women advanced to the final.

Semi-final heat 2 saw Jeanine Williams of Georgia Tech winning with a personal best effort of 12.79 secs, beating her previous mark of 12.89.

Nickiesha Wilson ran 12.93 for second place in the heat, with Janeek Brown of the University of Arkansas taking third in 13.09 and Megan Tappeer of MVP getting fourth in 13.22 to advance as well.

Semi-Finals Results and Qualifiers

1 # 351 Danielle Williams 26 Trs 12.68Q 1.1 1
2 # 132 Jeanine Williams 21 Georgia Tech 12.79Q 0.7 2
3 # 315 Yanique Thompson 22 Sprintec 12.74Q 1.1 1
4 # 269 Nickiesha Wilson 32 Puma 12.93Q 0.7 2
5 # 395 Janeek Brown 20 University o 13.09Q 0.7 2
6 # 417 Shimayra Williams 23 University o 13.12Q 1.1 1
7 # 230 Megan Tappeer 24 Mvp 13.22q 0.7 2
8 # 2 Oweneika Watson 22 Adams State 13.47q 1.1 1
9 # 364 Shermaine William 28 Unattached 13.48 1.1 1

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